STEM

mySci program boosts science learning, standardized test scores

By Public Affairs on February 9, 2017 in mySci, Science, STEM

Pattonville School District elementary students – at every grade level and of every ability – have made statistically significant gains in science after completing the innovative mySci curriculum developed by the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis. The da...

‘Eye-opening’ STEM Leadership workshop

By myralopez on September 26, 2016 in STEM, STEMpact

Admittedly spending most of his time in his “little world of the classroom” means Marvin Kopf doesn’t have a lot of time to be up on the newest STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) practices. Hopefully, that’s about to change for Kopf, an eighth grade science teacher with the St. ...

Eyeing a higher salary? Look at STEM jobs

By myralopez on August 5, 2016 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

(August 05, 2016 by Mary Shapiro, St. Louis Business Journal) The efforts to grow the STEM labor pool extend outside higher education. Webster and Washington University are among partners involved in STEMpact, a collaboration of St. Louis’ top STEM companies that’s combining the resources and hum...

Helping educate the next generation of female leaders

By Public Affairs on June 30, 2016 in Community Engagement, Science, STEM

As a community college student in Pittsburgh, Tasha Jordan, a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, was frequently the only African American and the only woman in her advanced math and science classes. “I wasn’t supposed to like math because I was a black girl, but I would dream...

A novel approach to engineering

By gbarajas on February 29, 2016 in Community Engagement, Educator Resources, Engineering, STEM

A voice crackles over the intercom, calling for the attention of all engineers in the building. However, the listening ears belong, not to adults, but to the students of Bermuda Elementary in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The students at Bermuda were about to participate in the first o...

Leading the way in science education

By gbarajas on January 14, 2016 in Educator Resources, Science, STEM

Debbie Spiezio has taught in Rockwood School District for nearly 30 years, and today, her students will learn about the digestive system. However, the curriculum that will guide this lesson was not something that she found online, that her district provided her, or that was written by someone at ...

Inspiring future STEM leaders

By myralopez on October 11, 2015 in Community Engagement, STEM

The gym at University City High School buzzed with the energy and anticipation of a pep rally. However, the teams present came not for a battle of brawn but of brains. For Washington University undergraduate Mani Raman, the scene at U City’s First LEGO League (FLL) Fall Warm-Up was a familiar one...